All children and young
adults under 19 must be accompanied by a parent or carer
Saturday 23rd March.
Birch bash with the Sheffield
University Conservation Volunteers.
We will be joined by members of the SUCV for a day of lopping and sawing
birch regrowth in the northern enclosure. Our livestock do a great job
of keeping the trees down on the heath, but sometimes they need a bit of
help. The terrain here is particularly rough, so please make sure you
have sturdy ankle-covering boots as well as clothes to match the
possibly cold early spring weather. Training in the use of hand tools
will be given, but please bring your own refreshments. Meet at the River
Don bridge, Station Road, Deepcar SK291981 at 11.00, scheduled to finish
Friday 17th May.
Family bat walk.
walk for members of the public including children, focusing on listening
for bats using acoustic detectors. We will also meet up with a moth and
bat trapping group at the dam pond to see what they have caught. Here we
will also be able to search for amphibians and dragonfly larvae with
torches. Other nocturnal wildlife may also be about, such as Woodcock
and Tawny Owls. All tools and equipment will be provided but please
bring a torch and wear strong boots and warm clothing. Meet at the River
Don bridge, Station Road, Deepcar SK291981 at 21.10. Scheduled to finish
about 22.30. Joint event with
S. Yorks Bat Group
Sunday 19th May.
The Wharncliffe Dawn Chorus. Enjoy the natural orchestra of
Wharncliffe Heath and the surrounding woodland. Andrew Hill will be
leading this event and will point out the individual instruments and the
key points that help you recognise them, as well as describe the birds'
natural history. It can still be cold at dawn in May, and the paths may
be muddy, so please wear appropriate clothing and also bring your own
refreshment. Meet at the River
Don bridge, Station Road, Deepcar SK291981 at 04.30. Scheduled to finish
October. Fungi in a beech grove. Join Michael (Ziggy) Senkans
and friends on a stroll into the woods around Wharncliffe Heath, to
examine an area dominated by beeches for fungi. Suitable for young and
old, the skilled and beginners. Ziggy will identify the fungi and
explain the features that allowed him to do that, and also discuss their
natural history. Please wear suitable (warm) outdoor clothing and sturdy
walking boots, and bring your own refreshment. Joint event with Sorby
Natural History Society. Meet at the River
Don bridge, Station Road, Deepcar SK291981 at 11.00. Scheduled to finish